Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 4 - Page 27

Architect: Clinton Cole, CplusC Architectural Workshop Floors: Burnished concrete Walls and ceiling: Kobe Board Cabinetry: Bondi Kitchens Cabinetry hardware: Blum Benchtops: Fenix Sink: Oliveri Taps: Electroli by Astra Walker Oven: Miele Cooktop: Gaggenau Ventilation: Qasair Refrigeration: Fisher & Paykel, Liebherr Dishwasher: Miele Water dispenser: Leveluk Lighting: Electrolight Awards: Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended Story by Paul Taylor Photography by Murray Fredericks Jem Creswell (underwater photography) more images online: search 49598 at see more projects: search cplusc at “It was essential that the kitchen function as efficiently as possible as the heart of the home,” says Cole. “This included making sure there was as much clear bench space as possible.” Pull-out pantries provide generous storage, while a wine fridge, double-door fridge and a dedicated ice-maker are all integrated into the cabinetry. Cole has even managed to utilise the high overhead cupboards for long-term storage of items like suitcases, making up for the lack of a garage or shed on the property. Visually, the material palette is restrained. “We’ve used very raw materials. The walls and ceiling are in Kobe board – a cement impregnated chipboard. The benchtop consists of an orange-oiled spotted gum slab, used as a cutting board, while the central marble section is for pastry making.” The kitchen steps are tiled in slate with a brass trim edge, and floors throughout are in burnished concrete. All of these features make this a kitchen that’s an intrinsic part of the other living spaces. “It’s not a ‘hey look at me’ space. It’s one that family and guests are always engaging with – the preparation of food is almost incidental.” Above, left: Visually, the material palette is restrained: the marble and timber benchtop is complemented with the simple white cabinetry and the black custom steel staircase. The floors throughout are burnished concrete. search | save | share at